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“A must” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yardbird - Southern Table & Bar

Yardbird - Southern Table & Bar
1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2422
+1 305-538-5220
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Ranked #10 of 875 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 16th and Lenox
Description: Bringing the best fried chicken and freshest farm ingredients from Florida and Georgia to the table since 2011, Yardbird has since garnered the praises of the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for "Best New Restaurant South" and as one of Bon Appetit's "50 Best New Restaurants" in 2012. Yardbird sticks to the values of tradition, family, and community with a menu of "soul-nurturing" dishes intended for sharing. A warm, comforting environment lets guests feel relaxed and at home while dining at Yardbird. Southern touches add to the nostalgia, like antique candlestick holders, wildflowers on all the tables, and handmade light fixtures outfitted with Edison bulbs in Mason jars.
Juno Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I travel to Miami Beach a lot. Every time I visit Miami its a given that we are going to make a pitstop at Yardbird. The brunch is one of my favorite past times and is surely not to be missed. The lunch and dinner are good but the brunch is to die for.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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49 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been to Yardbird last year during our stay in Miami and we liked this place and the food very much.
Therefore we again went to the Yardbird when we came back to Miami this year. Out of our 6 days in Miami we went 3 times to the Yardbird. In 2013 we've been to the Yardbird 2 out of 5 evenings. As we did not know about the sharing we ordered two appetizers, two sides and two mains what was far too much at the end. At least you they wrapped the remainings in and prepared it to take away. So we learned for the next time ;-) Don't take too much and start to share everything, if you're still hungry you can order more whenever you feel like.
The first evening this year we had to wait for about 50 minutes before we got a table, but apart of having been quite hungry it wasn't really bad as we enjoyed different fruit drinks at the bar. They were served in preserves-glasses, nicely decorated and quite a big proportion of alcohol in it. The other two evenings we could seat just right away. Once we booked a table and once it was not as crammed as usually.
Once we went for the Country Pork Terrine as a starter, mac & cheese as a side, the pan-fried north carolina trout and Mama's chicken biscuit as main, which was enough for the two of us and still hard to finish...
Everything was excellent, just one improvement, which we also told to the staff directly: The trout comes with cold shrimp, which does not fit with the trout and would rather been left away. They go with this dish rather as a degradation for the excellent trout. But the Pork Terrine and the trout itself were so good as well as the Mama's chicken biscuits that we took it another time when eating there.
The Kitchen Pickle Jar was so good that we did pickle vegetables ourselves the first time in our live back home and they came out excellent :-) If you like pickles we recommend the Kitchen Pickle Jar.
We rate the Yardbird probably as one of the best restaurants in Miami Beach and recommend it strongly.
There was only one downturn. The last evening when we ate in the Yardbird the Brazilian waiter we had was beyond good and evil. He was more interested in the sport celebrity eating there than in serving his guests. We had to wait for our beers for more than 20 minutes and everytime we ordered something he had chats with other waiters instead of going either into the kitchen with the order or to the bar to get the drinks. He was also chatty with us, but we would have preferred that he is available for the guests than chatting around and leave the guests without their food and drinks (we've not been the only guys complaining about that evening).
However, this only happened once in our total 5 dinners in the Yardbird in 2013 and 2014. We will be back for sure the next time we come back to Miami.
One remark regarding reservations:
Reservations are hard to do as it goes over another provider (opentable) and only proposes fix time slots, and the best times are not available obviously because the restaurant is fully booked. But if you are going to the restaurant directly you get a seat even though the reservation platform did not allow you to book. We recommend to go to the restaurant or call the restaurant rather than doing an online booking.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Felt like I was home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great southern food with decor to match.
If you are with a group, I suggest each person order one item and share amongst yourselves. My eyes were wayy to big for my stomach. I wanted to order everything. Absolutely delicious!

Visited July 2014
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Virginia beach Va
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wait was lengthy not sure if it was worth it versus another restaurant where we could have been served immediately, trendy feel, new twist on some old classics. Enjoyed the shrimp and grits.

Visited May 2014
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Curitiba, PR
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Very nice choice for drinks and dinner in South Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

It is well located, the drinks are delicious as well as the food, and the atmosphere is amazing. I just went for the first time last week and I plan on going back every time I go to Miami. It's a keeper.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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